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Project Number


Project Title

Prototyping and Validating the GENI Control Framework (a.k.a PlanetLab_

Technical Contacts

Principal Investigator: Larry Peterson
Tech staff: Tony Mack
Tech staff: Reed Moran
Tech staff: Faiyaz:

Participating Organizations

Princeton University


The scope of work on this project is to prototype the control framework that logically stitches GENI components and user-level services into a coherent system; integrates a representative set of components and autonomous organizations into a coherent, operational whole; integrates edge clusters, high-performance backbone nodes, enterprise-level nodes, and edge-sitting wireless nodes; and federates across multiple independently-controlled aggregates, including those managed by international and corporate partners. This effort will culminate in a running system that can be accessed by the network research community.

Specific development goals include creating and deploying component manager packages and clearinghouse packages; operating a prototype clearinghouse; making reference clearinghouse and component manager implementations available via download to GENI prototype developers to use in their own aggregate or campus infrastructures; providing limited integration and development support for those users so that reference implementations can be deployed at multiple GENI locations; and providing GENI user access to PlanetLab (800 nodes, 400 sites).

Current Capabilities


MilestoneDate(PlanetLab: Document architecture for v0.2)?
MilestoneDate(PlanetLab: Establish direct connectivity between project facilities and Internet 2)?
MilestoneDate(PlanetLab: complete integration of v0.2 sw into CF cluster aggregates)?
MilestoneDate(PlanetLab: make CF available for use by students)?
MilestoneDate(PlanetLab: open integrated cluster testbed to users)?

Project Technical Documents

GENI-specific PlanetLab development is focused on the geniwrapper module in PlanetLabCentral. Information about this development can be found on the project wiki:

Quarterly Status Reports

1Q09 Status Report | 4Q08 Status Report

Spiral 1 Connectivity


The PlanetLab Clearinghouse will be reachable via IP at ( All PlanetLab nodes will be reachable via IP.


Several VINI nodes will be reachable via L2 VLANs. Nodes are at 11 Internet2 PoPs (Seattle, LA, SLC, KC, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, DC, Philadelphia, Princeton, Prague) and 7 NLR PoPs (Seattle, LA, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, DC, Philadelphia). Node configurations are here.

GPO Liason System Engineer

Christopher Small

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